The Japanese are certainly robot crazy. The latest creation is the skiing robot. Prior to that we have the hybrid insect robot and the dancing cuttlefish robot. They are also working on creating more human-like robots. However they played little part in the robotic recreation of Philip K Dick, which apparently escaped the captivity of its masters and the Black Iron Prison when it went missing in 2006.
All of this has been rendered obsolete of course by the invention of the robogeisha.